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* Barford Lakes WL, nr Norwich, Norfolk. Sun (Feb.2), 45, Pleasure, Willow and Railway lakes. Richard Bond (Hotrods) 106-1-0, bomb and bread, Railway peg 42; Will Freeman (Saxmundham Angling Centre) 61-12-0; Tim Dabrowa (Barford) 43-13-0; Dave Pike (Team JB) 34-12-0; Nigel Swallow (Matrix) 32-7-0; Jack Gill (Barford) 31-13-0. Teams: Browning Hot Rods 14; Saxmundham Angling Centre 21 (129-6-0); Team JB 21 (102-5-0); Matrix 21 (99-9-0); Daiwa Angling Direct Gold 24. League: Browning Hot Rods 53; Saxmundham Angling Centre 60; Matrix 69; Daiwa Angling Direct Gold and Barford both 72; Biffins Bridge 77.
* Erewash Valley WL, Trent and Mersey Canal, Shardlow, Derbyshire. Sat, 54. Sam Randall (Matrix Trentmen) 15-4-8, skimmers to 8 oz, poled bloodworm, peg near Malt Shovel; Pete Scott (Shakespeare Superteam) 14-10-0; Darren Lewis (Shakespeare Superteam) 10-10-0; Darren Crosby (Long Eaton Fed) 8-13-8; Tony Barker (Shakespeare Superteam) 5-4-8; Andy Beasley (Matrix Trentmen) 5-2-0. Teams: Shakespeare Superteam 21; Notts AA 28; Matrix Trentmen 29; Matchman Supplies 29; Ilkeston 8 36; Mill Tackle 37. League: Shakespeare Superteam 6; Matrix Trentmen 13; Matchman Supplies 16.
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Aldercar Lane Fishery, Langley Mill, Notts. Sun, 16, Acorn Lake. Brian Ball (Aldercar Lane) 37-11-0, carp and silvers, poled pellet, peg 2; Lee Palin (Peg One Angling) 33-9-0; Andy Mason (Aldercar Lane) 21-12-0; Lee Hodgkinson (Matrix Trentman) 17-12-0; Lee Morley (Peg One Angling) 17-12-0; Geoff Thorpe (Peg One Angling) 17-3-0.
Decoy Lakes, Whittlesey, Peterborough, Cambs., Tues. Beastie Lake, 20. Nigel Baxter (Bag’em) 96-5-0, carp to 6 lb plus F1’s, waggler and maggot, peg 12; Gavin Butler (Bait Tech) 87-14-0; Stan Dow (Decoy) 44-7-0; Andy Leathers (Browning Hot Rods) 32-10-0. Sat. Beastie and Horse Shoe Lakes, 25. Jon Whincup (Frenzee / Bait Tech) 96-5-0, mainly F1’s to 2 lb, poled pellet, Horse Shoe peg 4; Richard Linnell (Decoy) 92-1-0; Simon Dow (Decoy) 91-13-0; Steve Freeman (Marukyu) 88-11-0. Sun. Simon Dow (Decoy) 78-6-0, carp to 4 lb and F1’s, poled pellet, Elm peg 10; Jimmy Brooks (Angler’s Corner) 78-3-0; Tony Dawson (Decoy) 61-4-0; Jon Whincup (Frenzee / Bait Tech) 53-3-0.
Drennan Pairs WL, River Welland, Lincs. Sun, 44 (two drawbags hence ineligible for Matchman of the Year points). A Section: Alex Bates (Maver Bait-Tech) 17-0-0, 300+ roach, poled bread punch, peg 5; Rob Wootton (Shimano/Dynamite Baits) 13-6-0; John Taylor (Sensas Mark One) 12-12-0. B Section: Graham Barry (Bait-Tech) 2-13-0, seven roach, poled bread punch, lower end; Martin Roper (Sensas Mark One) 0-12-0; Steve Hemingray (Drennan) 0-10-0. Final League: Alex Bates/Steve Slater (Maver Bait-Tech) 107-6-0; Steve Winters (Drennan),/Mark Griggs (Middy) 100-4-0; Wayne Swinscoe (Drennan)/Chris Jenkinson (Maver Bait-Tech) 94-0-0.
Graham’s Pond, Huntingdon, Cambs. Sat, 12. Stu Redman (Sensas) 5-10-0, silvers, poled maggot, peg 8; Jeremy Hoare (Sensas) 5-0-0; Stuart Gilbert and Tony Watling (both Graham’s Pond) both 3-0-0.
Lakeview Fishery, Holwell, Leics. Sun, 17, Canal and Serpent Pools, 17. Mark Taylor (LVS) 46-12-0, carp, poled pellet, Serpent peg 9; Keith Simpson (LVS) 39-8-0; Martin Thackery (Sub Fish) 33-5-0; Andy Searle (Middy) 26-5-0; Bob Dyer (Dynamite Baits) 22-8-0; Shaun Huggins (Dynamite Baits) 19-12-0.
Market Rasen AA Keyline and Wavin WL, Willingham Road Lake, Lincs. Sun, 11. Ted Goulsbra (Market Rasen AA) 10-0-0, a 4 lb 12 oz tench plus bream, feeder and double pinkie, peg 13; Dave Humphreys (Market Rasen AA) 5-11-0; Roy Bentley (Market Rasen AA) 1-9-0.
Park Hall Fishery, Mansfield Woodhouse, Notts. Sun, 12, Rover, Old Estate Lake. Paul Thomas (Mansfield Woodhouse) 39-3-0, nine carp and three skimmers, pellet feeder, peg 55; Roy Gregory (Somercotes) 30-6-0; Graham Eden (Mansfield) 28-2-0; Lee Nussey (Shirebrook) 20-15-0; Steve Hanrahan (Ollerton) 11-15-0; Eddy Musgrave (Mansfield Woodhouse) 11-13-0.
Quorn AS WL, River Soar, Barrow Deeps, Leics. Sun, 28. Ricky Reynolds (Wigston Blue) 9-5-0, skimmers and roach, groundbait feeder; Chris Buckingham (Long Eaton C) 4-12-0; Kev Hales (Long Eaton B) 4-11-0; Tom Pringle (Wigston Blue) 3-1-0; Steve Gardner (Long Eaton A) 2-12-0; Dave Petch (Quorn AS) 1-4-0. Teams, pts: Long Eaton C 9; Wigston Blue 12. Weight: Wigston Blue 12-13-4; Long Eaton C 6-2-8. League, pts: Wigston Blue 5; Matrix Trentmen 10; Matchman Supplies 10. Weight: Wigston Blue 27-2-4; Long Eaton C 12-7-0.
Sherwood Forest Farm Park Fishery, Edwinstowe, Notts. Tues, 15, Sherwood Lake, silvers. Mark Holmes (Woodseats Angling) 14-2-0, roach, skimmers and ide to 12 oz, caster on deck at 12 metres, peg 24; John Holmes (Woodhouse Angling) 11-8-0; John Urruty (Alfreton Angling) 9-15-0; Mick Lysaght (Rivendell AC) 7-12-0. Wed, 12, Holmedale Lake. Andy Lakey (Worksop Angling) 31-2-0, a 4 lb bream plus seven carp to 6 lb, small pellet feeder to island, peg 39; Mick Langton (Sherwood Forest) 26-1-0; Geoff Mawby (Gateford Angling Supplies) 25-2-0; John Thomas (Sherwood Forest) 18-12-0. Sun, 17, Holmedale. Nigel Shipman (Sherwood Forest) 73-7-0, 14 carp to 10 lb, pellet bomb and small cage feeder to island, peg 35; Danny Crewe (Subfish) 62-3-0; Brian Elliot (Sherwood Forest) 47-0-0; Pete Hodgetts (Sherwood Forest) 40-9-0; Phil Carline (Subfish) 32-7-0; Lee Plackett (Sherwood Forest) 25-5-0. Sun, 20, Ind. WL. Ian Boyd (Woodhouse Angling Centre) 29-9-0, carp to 10 lb, Method feeder to for bank, peg 25; Joe Wheeldon (Rivendell AC) 27-10-0; Wayne Heywood (Subfish) 17-4-0; Ivor Birkin (Rivendell AC) 12-5-0; Jim Mahon (Glapwell AC) 11-2-0.
Townsend Lakes, Wisbech, Cambs. Sun, 12, Kingfisher Lake. Dave Rodwell (Shipshape Tackle) 23-12-0, carp, pole in margins with pellet and corn, peg 10; Rob Hewison (Sensas Mark One) 20-8-0; Colin Begbie (Townsend) 18-12-0; Derrick Upson (Townsend) 18-8-0; Bob Coulson (Littleport) 18-6-0.
Westwood Lakes, Wyberton, Lincs. Thurs, 26, Skylark Lake, Over-50s. Bill Whitworth (Lincoln Vets) 38-14-0, carp and F1s to 3 lb, poled red maggot in deep water, peg 11; Dave Robinson (Lincoln Vets) 34-4-0; Mel Green (Lincoln Vets) 30-6-0; Bill Mees (Ropsley AC) 28-14-0; Cameron Stokes (Johnson Matthey) 28-6-0. Sun, 12, Skylark. Martin Kirk (Westwood Lakes) 28-7-0, carp and F1s, small maggot feeder with red maggot, peg 32; Shane Wilcox (Dave’s Peg) 19-10-0; Dave Wills (Miracle Baits) 16-4-0.
Willow Lakes, Foston, Lincs. Sat, 16, Rover, Match Lakes. Steve Pretty (Miracle Baits) 30-0-0, three carp plus F1s, pole and pellet, bomb and corn, Hawthorn peg 28; Ian Bellaby (Coalville) 21-8-0; Terry Marshall (Dynamite Matchman Supplies) 21-8-0; Alan Heawood (Nottingham) 21-0-0; Mark Westleby (Newark) 18-0-0; Graham Eden (Mansfield) 9-8-0.
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